Nevada observes the following as official state holidays:
|January 1 ||New Year's Day |
|Third Monday in January ||Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday |
|Third Monday in February ||Presidents' Day |
|Last Monday in May ||Memorial Day |
|July 4 ||Independence Day |
|First Monday in September ||Labor Day |
|Last Friday in October ||Nevada Day |
|November 11 ||Veterans Day |
|Fourth Thursday in November ||Thanksgiving Day |
|Friday following Thanksgiving ||Family Day |
|December 25 ||Christmas Day |
Any day appointed by the president as a legal holiday except Veterans Day is also a Nevada holiday. Local and state government offices, courts, public schools, and state colleges are closed on legal holidays (NV Rev. Stat. Sec. 236.015).
If January 1, July 4, October 31, November 11, or December 25 falls on a Sunday, it is observed on the following Monday; if on a Saturday, it is observed on the preceding Friday (NV Rev. Stat. Sec. 236.015et seq.).
There is nothing in Nevada law that requires private employers to provide paid holidays to their employees. However, most employers provide employees with several paid holidays.
Last reviewed on December 8, 2016.